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A Change is Coming for Charlton Early Years Centre

A Change is Coming for Charlton Early Years Centre 

Publish Date: 3 November 2023

Long Day Care will be available alongside Kindergarten in Charlton from Term 1, 2024 with the announcement of a change of service provider for the Charlton Early Years Centre.

Shine Bright EYM will take over operation of the centre after a successful Request for Proposal process was run for the site and endorsed by Council in October.

Mayor Cr Alan Getley noted the marking of a new chapter in the provision of vital early years services to the Charlton community.

“The arrival of a new Early Years provider in Charlton represents a significant step in Council’s commitment to providing high-quality, accessible, and inclusive early childhood services to families in our community. We believe that this transition will bring fresh opportunities for children, parents, and caregivers to access the support and resources they need for the early development and education of our youngest members.

“I am delighted for the families of Charlton and Council is confident that this change represents a positive step forward, and we look forward to the continued development of early years services in our community”, said Mayor Cr Alan Getley.

Charlton Kinder Parents Advisory Group President Jessica McGurk said, “We are looking forward to working alongside Shine Bright to deliver a kindergarten and day-care program in Charlton for our youngest members of the community in 2024. This wouldn’t be possible without the support and advocacy from our community over many years. It is an exciting time for our families in Charlton.”

Council extends its sincere thanks to the YMCA for their years of service at the Charlton Early Years Centre. Their dedication and unwavering commitment to the well-being of our children and families has left an indelible mark on the Charlton community.

The YMCA will continue to play a vital role in creating a nurturing environment for our children in Birchip, Donald, and Wycheproof and Council is committed to working alongside the organisation.

In this transition, Council is dedicated to ensuring a seamless handover of services to minimise any disruption for families and children who rely on these services. Shine Bright EYM is committed to upholding the same high standards of care and excellence that the YMCA has provided over the years.

Enrolment and registration information will be made available in the coming weeks.

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